Seahawks vs Steelers: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s huge win

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Nov 29, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts to a penalty call in favor of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

4. The penalty situation is out of control

The Seahawks continue to be yellow flag magnet. This week there were 8 penalties for another 76 yards.

Some of those were awful calls (like an offsides on Bruce Irvin when he wasn’t offsides), but most were just dumb mistakes by the Seahawks: Russell Okung false starts, Sweezy jumping on the pile after a play is over, etc.

This team is so undisciplined. Seeing Michael Bennett extend a drive by jumping offsides on third and two feels like a weekly occurrence.

As much as the Seahawks don’t do themselves any favors with their own penalties, the lack of flags on the Steelers was a complete joke. There were multiple plays where Cliff Avril was getting dragged to the ground by the facemask, and he never got a call.

In fact, for the second straight season, the Seattle’s opponents are the least penalized of any team in the NFL. There is simply no way this is some weird coincidence.

The NFL has needs get their together, because this is completely unacceptable.

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